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    • Active Autowerke Gen 7 E46 M3 S54 supercharger dyno comparison | Level I 8 psi versus Level II 12.5 psi

      Race on Sunday, to sell on Monday. This old saying is indicative of the new Generation 7 supercharger system for the E46 M3. Through countless hours of testing, it has often been quoted that the true test has always been a race environment. What better venue than Brock Yates One Lap of America Race. With a rigorous 7,000 miles to be covered within a week, and to compete against the likes of Porsches, Corvettes, Nissan GTRs, this would be the testing grounds for the new Generation Active Autowerke Supercharger system. The Active Autowerke Generation 7 Supercharger System not only proved its worth by being the highest ranked BMW within the field, but also ranked 1st in its class.




      The data and technology that made this winning combination is now being applied in the new Generation 7 of the Active Autowerke supercharged E46 M3 Level 2. Reliability and power are needed if you want to be on the podium, and this new Generation 7 will deliver exactly that. Consistent, repeatable runs of over 420 WHP (510 engine horsepower) were recorded from our Level 1 kit on the Active Autowerke Mustang chassis dyno in hot 94 + degree Fahrenheit conditions with humidity in the 60% + range.

      The stage 2 System boosts the S54's power output to over 600BHP and includes an upgraded fuel system (includes two fuel pumps, fuel filter, all new -6 lines, fuel pressure regulator, dead end fuel rail, upgraded injectors and all required fittings). This ugpraded fuel system is a must once reaching these increased boost levels due to the fact that the factory fuel system is simply inadequate at this level. The stage 2 system also use a larger front mount air to air intercooler and our custom methanol injection system.









      This article was originally published in forum thread: Active Autowerke | Gen 7 Dyno | Level 1 VS Level 2 started by Andrew@activeautowerke View original post
      Comments 45 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VCMPower Click here to enlarge
        Good to see AA getting some love other forums seem to bash them pretty good
        That's because other forums are filled with lemmings and all the smart BMW people are here.
      1. VCMPower's Avatar
        VCMPower -
        hopefully soon we (VCM Auto) will have some e92 AA SC dynos to post. if we find the time maybe before and after HKS stage 2 to rotrex stage ...Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VCMPower Click here to enlarge
        hopefully soon we (VCM Auto) will have some e92 AA SC dynos to post. if we find the time maybe before and after HKS stage 2 to rotrex stage ...Click here to enlarge
        I hope so too. But... I have to limit you to a Guest Vendor account.

        Welcome, but rules are rules Click here to enlarge
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Outstanding kit... Over 500 horsepower from 7200-8200 RPM; basically shift after shift you are right there making 500 horsepower!
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Awesome work AA as always.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        @Andrew@activeautowerke, couple quiestions:

        1. Do you provide the Rotrex blower option for this kit? You mentioned you have some customers use it so I was curious if you it could be requested as part of the Stage II kit? Also, any dynos of the Rotrex option?

        2. These graphs on pump gas + meth?

        3. I am still learning the S54, but will the DME adjust and add timing if you are running race gas? Curious to know what the power numbers might look like on race + meth.

        Great looking product Andrew, excellent stuff here.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Irish,

        We can definitely do a rotrex kit but we would use our new 92 trim to make even more power. The car would have to come to our shop for tuning though if you ever decided to go this route.

        Below is a Dyno from one of our customers car using a 91 trim rotrex with and without race gas. This setup will make 560+whp dynojet.

        Click here to enlarge
      1. VCMPower's Avatar
        VCMPower -
        Strong with this one, the power is. Yeesssssss.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Irish,

        We can definitely do a rotrex kit but we would use our new 92 trim to make even more power. The car would have to come to our shop for tuning though if you ever decided to go this route.

        Below is a Dyno from one of our customers car using a 91 trim rotrex with and without race gas. This setup will make 560+whp dynojet.

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...aec8ce_b-1.jpg
        Thanks Andrew, appreciate the response here. Damn that Rotrex setup at 560whp must be incredible to drive. You may have a customer in about 5 months Click here to enlarge

        No ability to remote tune on the setup tho?
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Sweet baby jeeezzuuzzz. I love this thread.

        I have driven several of the different generations of the AA Supercharger Kit for the E46 M3, some using older Rotrex blower, some using newer HKS. The massive power is just the bonus portion of the insane driving experience of these kits.

        Great work thread @Andrew@activeautowerke.

        On a totally random note...do you sell only that cold air feed in the lower bumper brake duct?...That would pair nicely with my CF Airbox...haha
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
        No ability to remote tune on the setup tho?
        Why not?
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
        Thanks Andrew, appreciate the response here. Damn that Rotrex setup at 560whp must be incredible to drive. You may have a customer in about 5 months Click here to enlarge

        No ability to remote tune on the setup tho?
        With the fuel system it may require a bunch of revisions done on a Dyno to dial it in. There are only a few shops that we work with that have the tools needed to remotely tune one of these beasts.

        Shipping it down would be best especially with that type of power.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        Sweet baby jeeezzuuzzz. I love this thread.

        I have driven several of the different generations of the AA Supercharger Kit for the E46 M3, some using older Rotrex blower, some using newer HKS. The massive power is just the bonus portion of the insane driving experience of these kits.

        Great work thread @Andrew@activeautowerke .

        On a totally random note...do you sell only that cold air feed in the lower bumper brake duct?...That would pair nicely with my CF Airbox...haha

        Yes we do shoot me an email Click here to enlarge
      1. TTFS's Avatar
        TTFS -
        Andrew what pulley size/amount of boost is that 91 trim running ? those are some serious numbers on a mustang dyno!!! Great Job Active Team
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Some AA porn in this thread. And that graph is just beautiful. Predictable and powerful...
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m3816 Click here to enlarge
        Andrew what pulley size/amount of boost is that 91 trim running ? those are some serious numbers on a mustang dyno!!! Great Job Active Team
        Its running our Renegade pulley 13-14.5 psi
      1. nek0's Avatar
        nek0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Irish,

        We can definitely do a rotrex kit but we would use our new 92 trim to make even more power. The car would have to come to our shop for tuning though if you ever decided to go this route.

        Below is a Dyno from one of our customers car using a 91 trim rotrex with and without race gas. This setup will make 560+whp dynojet.

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...aec8ce_b-1.jpg
        HAHAHA thats my cars dyno lol... that motor is currently out the car and is going into an e30 m3 =D big plans
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Be sure to post the build for us to see!
      1. nek0's Avatar
        nek0 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Be sure to post the build for us to see!
        Yeah dude the car will need a tune and some other odds and ends so we will be in contact with you shortly !!!
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nek0 Click here to enlarge
        Yeah dude the car will need a tune and some other odds and ends so we will be in contact with you shortly !!!
        SAWEET